On Thursday, former Florida governor Charlie Crist turned in his paperwork to become a Democrat, and took the time to criticize his successor, Republican Rick Scott.
“I am disappointed. It started with rejecting the high speed rail. When I was governor we had several special sessions to try to tee that up to the us dept of transportation, working on Sunrail. We were successful, I think, in proving that Florida needed it, wanted it and was ready for it. So I think that was disappointing. De-funding education: $1.3-billion the first year. As a public-school kid that really bothered me and disappointed me. The way the environments being treated. The disabled.
We could go on, but I won’t,” Crist said, adding that public servant need to be compassionate.
Crist said one of the main reasons he switched teams is because Democrats “care, and they’re compassionate.”
Oh, not because you’re jockeying for a position in the Obama administration?
When asked about his signing of a 2006 petition to put a ban on same-sex marriage in the Florida constitution, Crist was all apologies: “Would I do it today? No. I think the best way to judge where my heart is is to look at the deeds that I have done, whether as attorney general [or] governor—restoration of rights, civil rights cases, things of that nature—that show a compassionate heart and hopefully someone who cares and knows who the boss is. And the boss is the people of Florida.”